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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : ( 218) Last page : ( 222)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00047.3

Moyamoya Disease-A Case Review

Mrs. Khedekar Rajashree Vikas*

Clinical Instructor, Sadhu Vaswani College of Nursing, 10–10/1 Koregaon Road, Pune-411001

*Corresponding Author Email: rajashree.khedekar@hotmail.com

Online published on 23 June, 2017.


Meaning: Moyamoya disease

Is a vasculo-occlusive disease in which collateral circulation develops and it appear as "puff of smoke".


Inherited genetic abnormalities and vascular malformations are common causetive factors.

Clinical Manifestations

Most of the signs and symptoms are like signs and symptoms of stroke and epilepsy.

Diagnostic tests

Moya Moya disease can be ruled out by CT, MRI, SPECT scan, MRA.


Medical management includes hydration, anti-platelet and antihypertensive treatment. Surgical management includes direct and indirect revascularization.


Prognosis is excellent in patient with surgical management before developing disabling stroke. Without treatment, Moyamoya disease can be fatal as the result of intra-cerebral haemorrhage.



Moya Moya Disease, Stroke, Revascularization, and Synangiosis.


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